Tom Hickman, Senior Vice President, Electronics, Nationwide Marketing Group: For our guys, it will continue to be TV. It has always been and will continue to be our DNA. We skew way into the large sizes. Our ASPs are over $300 higher than the industry average – $299 32-inch isn’t exactly our value proposition.
As for OLED, LG is one of our biggest partners in that space. We partner also with them in appliances. They’re going to lead, and we believe they have a strong, competitive technology there. If they can get the yield and the pricing right, I think they’re going to do very well with it.
David Workman, CEO/President, ProSource: One that’s clearly a coattail category is automation and control. Nest and other products like it are opening awareness on the part of the consumer. Any time you get a customer involved, even with a basic automation system, they want you to come back and add other components.
The other one that’s proven, with us, to have huge coattails is the Sonos and Sonos-type systems; people build onto that system. There’s the DTS Play-Fi platform, and the offerings from Bose. The business is actually going to grow way faster – it’s going to become more of a category than just a brand.
Richard Glikes, President, Azione Unlimited: Bigger sets are even hotter than in the past. The picture quality is improving dramatically. 4K and larger sizes – 60 inch is pretty average. We’ve got 70-, 79-, 85- and 98-inch screens, and those sets give good margin and gross profit dollars. You’ll see a big migration with our clients toward much larger sets, which is good.